Vanessa Marianna: When I first met you, I was fascinated by your strength. Your brutality so clear to me, even as you hid it from me. I wanted to observe everything you did. And as I did, I fell in love with you. But this? If this is all we have... it will leave me lonely, Wilson. As lonely as I was in Spain. When you stopped your man from speaking in front of me, I... I was reminded that I am not a part of your life. Not fully, and so not at all. And this... I don't want to admire your world. I want to live inside of it with you.
Wilson Fisk: Vanessa, it's one thing to know my work, but it's another... to dirty your hands with it.
Vanessa Marianna: My hands were never clean. If you truly want me... share your life with me. Fully.
Wilson Fisk: Come with me, please.
Wilson Fisk: I know that most of you find this difficult to accept. That's only because you've been manipulated... poisoned into believing the news media's fake story... that I am evil, that I am a criminal. Quite the opposite is true. Because I challenge the system... because I've told the truth and tried to make this city a better place, the people in power decided to tear me down... to tear me down with false allegations. They sent someone to frame me. Daredevil. The killer who's now showing his true colors, who has tried to murder people in newspaper offices and churches... attacking our sacred institutions. Believe me. Daredevil is our true public enemy.
Wilson Fisk (to his lawyer): Right now, I am New York's scapegoat. Downstairs, there are protesters chanting prayers to drive me out into the wilderness. The attention that it brings is an impediment for my plan. Fortunately, the public is easily distracted. Which makes the solution for my problem quite simple. The city needs a new villain. And I think I might've found him.
Wilson Fisk (to Ray): I've spent much of my life alone. And for many years, I pretended that this was the source of my strength. I told myself I had free will. And in that time, I achieved a great deal. But I was not fulfilled. I was longing for a connection that I could imagine but I could not achieve. Searching and not finding. Until Vanessa. Until I discovered love. I thought I would explode with the sense of power and freedom that she brought me. That the world lay at my feet. But then that passed when I discovered the great lie at the heart of love. That what I took for true freedom was precisely the reverse. You can build a prison of stone and steel, but you merely present the prisoner with a challenge. Any truly determined man will find a way out. But love... Love is the perfect prison. Inescapable. So you see, Agent Nadeem... I am always in prison, wherever I go. And if these things (cuffs on his hands) help me protect Vanessa, then they are nothing to me. I will do whatever I must.
Wilson Fisk: I've done things that I'm not proud of, Vanessa. I've hurt people... and I'm going to hurt more. It's impossible to avoid for what I'm trying to do. But I take no pleasure in it... in cruelty. But this city isn't a caterpillar. It doesn't spin a cocoon and wake up a butterfly. A city... crumbles and fades. It needs to die before it can be reborn.